The Komodo Brothers are a pair of scimitar-wielding anthropomorphic Komodo Dragons who first appeared in Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back. The burlier of the two is Komodo Moe, who is very strong but not too bright. While the skinnier one is Komodo Joe, who lacks in physical strength but is very cunning. They are creations of Dr. Nitrus Brio.
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
The pair appeared as the second boss, working for Dr. N. Brio. Komodo Moe throws swords while Komodo Joe spins around to get Crash Bandicoot only to be defeated in the end.
Crash Team Racing
Only Komodo Joe is present in the game. He is the third boss racer and a hidden playable character. He plans to be the savior of the Earth who will stop Nitros Oxide.
They appeared as the third boss. They control a machine to defeat the player. When the machine is destroyed, they pilot tanks.
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
They both returned as the same role from the original second game.
Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled
Komodo Joe returns in the remaster for Crash Team Racing, serving the same role that he had in the original game. His brother, Komodo Moe, also appears as a racer during the Spooky Grand Prix and can be unlocked in the Pitstop. Both brothers are Balanced class drivers.
- The Komodo brothers, along with Tiny Tiger and Dr. N. Gin were originally planned to be in the first Crash Bandicoot game, but they were both removed. So, they were introduced as N. Brio's henchmen in the second game. They can still be seen in the 1996 early cutscenes that were meant for the first game. A scrapped theme for Komodo Joe can be found on Youtube. In the first game was meant to have separate fights for Joe and Moe, with their own themes.
- The Komodo Brothers were initially considered to be included in Crash Nitro Kart, along with N. Brio, Papu Papu, Ripper Roo, Koala Kong, Pinstripe Potoroo, Rilla Roo, and Nina Cortex.
- Komodo dragons are live in Indonesia on the island of Komodo not in Australia.
- The Komodo brothers were supposed to appear and have a neutral role in Crash Twinsanity during the gameplay at the middle island in the Wumpa Islands. Both brothers and the island were removed from the game due to time restraints and limitations from the publisher.